Police Use Tear Gas as Riot Declared at Portland ICE Building on 83rd Day of Protests

Police declared a riot and used tear gas on August 20 after a large crowd of people marched to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland, Oregon, on the 83rd day of anti-racism protests in the city.

In a statement, Portland Police Bureau said “because the crowd blocked traffic, shined lasers at Federal officers, and vandalized property, the gathering was declared an unlawful assembly.”

Police said two arrests were made during the protest.

Video, filmed by Dave Blazer, shows officers firing tear gas and crowd control munitions at crowds of protests, before marching the crowd down the street away from the ICE building. Later video shows some protesters being detained. Credit: Twitter – dave_blazer / Instagram – aaron2543 via Storyful